Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Sales


Memorial Day Sales on fashion and accessories
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NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE


Hello, and Happy Saturday! 

I have a special post for you today because it's Memorial Day Weekend and there are soo many good sales to be had. I was going to wait until Monday but things are going fast and you might as well shop while you relax with family & friends. I've picked out several of my favorite items above, especially the blush bag...such a steal! Funny story, I was linking the leopard pillow (we have two in our bedroom) and realized one of the photos that go along with it online is actually our bedroom haha! I was like...wait...that's my bed! I've also linked some of my Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale favs below, along with a long list of sales happening right now! 

Happy Shopping!

Ann Taylor // 40% Off Full-Price Styles + Extra 50% Off Sale Styles CODE: SUMMER
Anthropologie // Extra 40% off sale items
Asos // 20% off everything CODE: LIT20
Banana Republic // 40% off your purchase CODE: BRSUMMER 
Bloomingdales // Take an extra 20% off select sale items CODE: BIGBAG
Forever 21 //  30% Off Sale CODE: EXTRA30
Free People // Extra 25% off all sale styles
Furbish Studio // 20% Off Sitewide CODE: HEYSUMMER
Happy Socks // Save 15% on the new Spring/Summer Collection CODE: HAPPYSS17
H&M // Deals from $5. Save up to 60% off + free shipping
J.Crew // 30% off your purchase CODE: SWEET
J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything
LOFT // 40% Off Everything CODE: VACAY
Lou & Grey // Take 30% off all sale styles 
Macy's //  Extra 20% off CODE: SUNNY
Nordstrom // Save up to 40% off
Nordstrom Rack // Take an Additional 25% off Clearance + Free Shipping on orders $100+
Rebecca Minkoff // Up to 60% Off Sale 
Sam Edelman // 30% off sitewide CODE: SAMSUMMER30
Shopbop // Thousands of spring items added to the sale section 
Sole Society //  Up to 50% off select styles
Talbots // All markdowns: extra 40% off one item or extra 50% off two or more 
T3 Micro // 15% Off Sitewide CODE: RST315


Friday, May 26, 2017

(Maxi)mum Makeup











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Hi, Friends and Happy TGIF! 

My apologies for a late post today. I had an allergic reaction to something I ate yesterday and was literally down and out in bed for half of the day. I now realize I can't eat Panda Express (sad face) anymore and so many of you reached out letting me know I'm probably intolerant to MSG. Thank you to each of you who contacted me! I also had no idea there is a fairly high level of sodium in their food that caused me to become extremely comatose with a horrible headache. It caused me to get a tad behind so I'm quickly trying to catch up! 

I decided for today's post I would share an incredibly versatile black maxi dress along with my favorite full face makeup products. The dress is sooo comfortable and a piece you can easily dress up or down depending on the occasion. It is long so if you're short like me you'll want to get it altered or wear it with a tall wedge like I did above. It's also a great dress for travel as it easily folds up and can be pulled out for casual lunches, nice dinners...you name it, it works! For something fancier, I would add a statement necklace or earrings. I'm wearing my favorite pink statement lip & liner to give the look a little color. It's matte and the liner is long wearing so it lasts all day (seriously). My bag is from Stitch Fix so I'm linking some similar above. They are both a part of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! 

See below for my full face makeup favs and check the Half Yearly Sale tab at the top of the page for all of my Nordstrom picks. Many of them are under $50 and things are going fast! 






MAC Eye Shadows (Malt) & (Embark)





Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend! 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!


Good Morning, Friends!

I wasn't planning on doing a Thursday post and then I realized the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is in full swing! And things are going so fast...literally by the minute. So I wanted to go ahead and share my favorites, most of which are under $50, some under $100, and I think only a couple are over $100. There are so many fabulous spring and summer pieces and now is definitely the time to snatch them up! I always regret not waiting to buy until sale time but I'm always worried my size will sell out lol. I hope everything you love is in stock and that you'll get some amazing deals.

I've included a couple photos including pieces that are part of the sale. Many of which are some of my favorite shoes you've seen many times...even my Marc Fisher mule wedges! Eeeeek! 

Scroll all the way down for the photos and links.

white eyelet off the shoulder top

A super similar white eyelet off the shoulder top is on sale!

blue striped button up skirt

My blue button-up skirt is on sale!

pink suede pumps

My pink suede pumps are on sale!

striped bow off the shoulder top and bow espadrille mules

My bow espadrille mule wedges are on sale!

tan jeweled ankle strap sandals

My new favorite summer sandal is on sale!

floral bell sleeve top

My floral bell sleeve top is on sale in various colors!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tropical Summer Florals...



tropical summer floral dress

tropical summer floral dress

tropical summer floral dress

tropical summer floral dress

tropical summer floral dress

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 Well, hello again!

I wanted to share an adorable tropical summer floral dress with you today because it's quickly selling out and is such a fun dress for the warm-weathered seasons ahead. I wore it Saturday when we were talking pictures and was so happy it was lightweight and airy with the 100+ degree temps. I also took photos in a jean jacket and jeans, and boy was I sweating! Especially changing outfits in the car haha (...the life of a blogger). Take note, this dress does run big so I would size down. I'm wearing the small and it's a little roomy under the arms. I tied mine in the back with an orange ribbon and it made the dress fit perfect. And gave it a little something extra! 

Because of the color palette, I had to pair it with my favorite orange-red lipstick called Tropic Tonic...so appropriate lol! I also put on an orange tassel necklace my mom gave me and my new pink quartz suede sandals. Let me tell you about this pretty pair of shoes. They are so comfortable (unlike similar styles) and wear well with sooo many outfits. I paired them with a blush dress, white skinnies, a floral dress, and then this tropical beauty. Hands down one of the best purchases I've made this season and under $100. I topped it off with my tortoise sunnies which you've probably seen in previous posts. I love them because not only do they look like they cost over $100, they don't! Only $24!

In case my dress sells out I've linked some other amazing floral options above in different styles and colors perfect for spring and summer and all in stock!

Have a fab Hump Day and meet me back here for Face It Friday!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How To Wear Orange With Confidence

Orange shirt and pink pom earrings.

Orange shirt and pink pom earrings.

Orange top with pom earrings and karen walker tortoise sunglasses.

Orange top and louis vuitton speedy 30

Orange top with pink pom earrings.

Orange top with pink pom earrings.

Orange top with a louis vuitton speedy 30.

Pink pumps and a louis vuitton speedy 30.
Similar Orange Top Here, Here & Here // Distressed Skinny Jeans // Pink Pumps (On Sale) // Pom Earrings // Tortoise Sunglasses // Orange-Red Lipstick & Liner // Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 (Similar Here)

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Hello, Friends! 

I'm sorry there was no post yesterday. I had a pounding headache all day and decided to push Motivation Monday to Tuesday. It hurt so bad that when the Tylenol didn't work I ended up in bed with a bag of frozen veggies on my head haha. Justin was so sweet and made up a clean bed and put me in it to watch The Incredibles with an apple pie from McDonald's lol. 

Since we're in the middle of Monday and Wednesday I decided today's post would be one part fashion, one part confidence, all about how to wear the color orange. Working as a stylist, I've realized a lot of people are scared to wear the color orange or feel like they can't pull it off. So I thought I'd put an outfit together with one of my favorite orange tops (it's from Stitch Fix so I linked three very similar versions) that I, personally, feel comfortable in and that makes me feel confident. I've talked about it previously, in my post on how your wardrobe can change your mood, but different hues can affect you in different ways. Make you feel happy, blue, hungry, angry...you get the idea. 

So what I decided to do was take an orange top with detailing and a shape I adore, and paired it with two of my favorite pink pieces (FYI pink is my favorite color). I've always loved the color combo but honestly, don't know if I've ever worn them in an outfit together. My pink pom earrings even have the same shade of orange so it was a match made in heaven! Btw I have torn earlobes and can only wear very light earrings and I can wear this statement pair for hours on end with no discomfort. My pink suede pumps make a sweet statement and are sooo comfortable. There's nothing better than a cute shoe you can wear alll day or night long. I added on a distressed skinny jean to keep the outfit casual and topped it off with neutral oversized tortoise sunglasses and a satchel

So my suggestion to you if you're scared of wearing a certain color or incorporating bright hues into your wardrobe? Pair it with coordinating pieces you already love! And adding a smile never hurt!

Have a terrific Tuesday! I'll see you tomorrow for another Wear It Wednesday.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Fab Florals + Lush Locks








Similar Yellow Floral Off The Shoulder Top // Blue Button-up Skirt // Lace-up Sandals // Tortoise Sunglasses // Tan Crossbody Bag // Earrings // Favorite Liquid Liner // Bright Pink Lipstick (Candy Yum Yum)

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Hello, Friends! For today's Face It Friday I thought I'd share an outfit and my favorite hair care products. My top above is from Stitch Fix so I linked one that is super similar. I love the way it paired with the blue button-up skirt for a bright punch of color and pattern. Btw this skirt runs a little bit big so you may want to size down. I paired them with my new favorite lace-up sandals...and oh. my. gosh. you guys! Such a good purchase! They are designed to fit different width feet and go with just about everything. I'm planning to take them on our upcoming week long vacation because I know they are so versatile for wearing with shorts, white skinnies, and dresses.

My bright pink lip has been my go-to lately. I've always been a nude and light pink lip gal but I love the way a pop of color translates in photos. Apparently, this lipstick is a classic that I just didn't know about...sigh. I'm also wearing my tried and true, can't go without, liquid liner. I've purchased so many tubes and haven't found any other that stays on longer and stays matte black all day long. I usually buy two at a time so that I know I'll never run out. Also, if anyone is wondering, my nail polish is a pretty pale peach by Essie.

The second part of today's post is all about hair care. I get so many questions about what products I use for volume and shine along with the tools I use to straighten and curl. For those of you who don't know, I have very thick hair, naturally wavy hair that is on the course side. It's a lot of work but also enables me to create lots of styles that stay for days on end. I only wash my hair once a week because it doesn't produce much oil and it also helps me to get more volume. The most popular question I get is how I tease my hair and how I get the voluminous height. This is partly due to the texture and thickness of my mane, but also thanks to a teasing comb and some texturizing spray (you'll find them below).

Stay tuned on Instastory today because I'll be talking about some new beauty products I picked up earlier this week, some of which are hair related like a new shine spray, blonde enhancing shampoo, volumizing mousse, shine balm, and a hairspray that smells like pears (says, Justin, lol).

MY HAIRCARE FAVORITES